PHILOSOPHIES & POLICIES

Phi Sigma Sigma provides a premier membership experience, which includes promoting the well-being of its members. We expect our sisters to be active members of their chapter and campus community; to follow the law, our policies and campus policies; and to take care of one another.

Phi Sigma Sigma’s policies are intended to maximize the collegiate experience while minimizing risks for individual sisters, the sorority and our university partners.

CHAPTER
STANDARDS BOARD

Each chapter establishes a standards board as part of the chapter’s checks and balances system. While it is the disciplinary arm of the chapter, it is also a mediation tool and system of support. Standards board is there to ensure success through personal development and value alignment.

FRATERNITY
CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS

In addition to the philosophies established to guide our programs, practices and policies, the Fraternity's and chapter's constitution and bylaws provide additional operational structure and guidance to members and leaders to carry out Fraternity business. 

MEMBER
ACCOUNTABILITY

We firmly believe our sisters have rights as members of Phi Sigma Sigma and students on their campus, but also have an equal amount of responsibility to both entities. The Fraternity is committed to ensuring our members understand these rights and responsibilities. The aim should always be resolution through collaboration and mutual understanding. 

SELF - CHAPTER - CAMPUS - FRATERNITY
Responsibilities of a Member

As women join Phi Sigma Sigma, they are asked to make a commitment to the Fraternity in the way of active participation, adherence to policies and the completion of sister development programs to achieve the best possible membership experience. Each member must play her part in helping the chapter achieve success. 

Phi Sigma Sigma policies and prescribed procedures are to be observed in any activity or event sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, including those that occur on-or off-chapter premises, by all members and guests participating.

 

Fraternity policies are inclusive of new members and establishing chapters in all references to members and chapters.

Phi Sigma Sigma Policies

Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB) Procedures


The Bring Your Own Beverage method of alcohol distribution requires the coordination of the collection, monitoring and distribution of alcohol by designated members of the event management team or contracted vendor(s).

Members and guests of the legal drinking age are required to:

  1. Purchase their own beverages prior to the event and bring them to the event.
  2. Check-in their own alcohol prior to or upon arrival to the event.
  3. Limit the quantity of alcohol per person to no more than six standard drinks.
  4. Limit the type of beverage to alcohol products below 15% alcohol by volume (ABV).
  5. Present identification to the event management team upon arrival and be given a non-removable, non-transferable wristband, stamp or marking to physically identify those of legal drinking age.




Third Party Vendor Procedures


The Third-Party Vendor (TPV) method of alcohol distribution requires that the third-party vendor be properly licensed by the appropriate local and state authority. This might involve both a liquor license and a temporary license to sell on the premises where the function is to be held.

The TPV must:

  1. Be properly insured with a minimum of $1,000,000 of general liability insurance, evidenced by a properly completed certificate of insurance prepared by the insurance provider.

  2. Agree to per-drink sales only, collected by the vendor, during the function.

  3. Assume the responsibilities that any other purveyor of alcoholic beverages would assume in the normal course of business, including but not limited to:
    a. checking identification cards upon entry;
    b. not serving minors;
    c. not serving individuals who appear to be intoxicated;
    d. maintaining absolute control of ALL alcoholic containers present.





ALCOHOL/DRUG POLICY (CONTINUED)
Alcohol Distribution Procedures
for Events with Alcohol

Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB) Procedures


The Bring Your Own Beverage method of alcohol distribution requires the coordination of the collection, monitoring and distribution of alcohol by designated members of the event management team or contracted vendor(s).

Members and guests of the legal drinking age are required to:

  1. Purchase their own beverages prior to the event and bring them to the event.
  2. Check-in their own alcohol prior to or upon arrival to the event.
  3. Limit the quantity of alcohol per person to no more than six standard drinks.
  4. Limit the type of beverage to alcohol products below 15% alcohol by volume (ABV).
  5. Present identification to the event management team upon arrival and be given a non-removable, non-transferable wristband, stamp or marking to physically identify those of legal drinking age.




Third Party Vendor Procedures


The Third-Party Vendor (TPV) method of alcohol distribution requires that the third-party vendor be properly licensed by the appropriate local and state authority. This might involve both a liquor license and a temporary license to sell on the premises where the function is to be held.

The TPV must:

  1. Be properly insured with a minimum of $1,000,000 of general liability insurance, evidenced by a properly completed certificate of insurance prepared by the insurance provider.

  2. Agree to per-drink sales only, collected by the vendor, during the function.

  3. Assume the responsibilities that any other purveyor of alcoholic beverages would assume in the normal course of business, including but not limited to:
    a. checking identification cards upon entry;
    b. not serving minors;
    c. not serving individuals who appear to be intoxicated;
    d. maintaining absolute control of ALL alcoholic containers present.





Phi Sigma Sigma believes in order to maintain a dynamic sisterhood with strong social standards it is important to provide a framework for our members including a healthy and realistic approach to alcohol consumption and event management. 

Washing Hands

COVID-19

EXPECATIONS

Review the Health & Safety Expectations for all Chapters, Members and NHC Residents.

Reporting a Concern

Should you feel the leadership or members of a chapter are not upholding the expectations of the international organization or abiding by its policies you are encouraged to report individual or chapter behavior through the Phi Sigma Sigma website or emergency line. 

EMERGENCY LINE: (410) 530-1913
 

INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

(410) 799-1224

Phi Sigma Sigma, Inc.

1213 Liberty Rd, Suite J #335

Eldersburg, MD 21784

Emergency Line: (410) 530-1913

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